forensic odontology


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forensic odontology

[fə′ren·sik ‚ō·dän′täl·ə·jē]
(forensic science)
A subspecialty of forensic medicine which focuses on the identification of deceased persons by dental examination, or of perpetrators by bite marks.
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She lectures and works extensively in forensic odontology.
PDA endorsed and supported this legislation throughout the process, with members of the association's Forensic Odontology Committee and Council on Government Relations contacting legislators to tout the benefits of the bill and urge its passage.
The initial response team consists of 11 disaster management experts and forensic odontology and mortuary operations specialists from the company's Singapore, London, Houston, and Sydney offices.
Today, during the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening at the Baltimore Convention Center, a symposium, entitled "Current Concepts in Diagnostic Forensic Odontology," will feature presentations, by experts from Canada and Belgium, on "Forensic identification of victims of mass casualty incidents," "The dentist as a member of the disaster victim identification team -- The Interpol DVI interdisciplinary philosophy," and "Facial reconstruction based on 3-D craniofacial reconstruction and in vivo soft-tissue depth registration.
Forensic dentistry, also known as forensic odontology, is an integral part of the forensic sciences that helps with the identification of people.
The text aims to cover all major aspects of the subject and offers chapters on the history of forensic medicine and pathology, crime scene evidence, time of death and changes after death, identification of human remains, anthropology, forensic odontology, sudden and unexpected death from natural causes in adults, investigation of deaths in childhood.
Authors of the chapters, who are forensic scientists, discuss serology and DNA, forensic chemistry, crime reconstruction, digital evidence, explosives and arson, fingerprints, firearms and tool marks, forensic odontology and pathology, the crime laboratory, document examination, toxicology, and trace evidence.
The American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) is comprised of forensic experts and certifies the Diplomats.
The American Board of Forensic Odontology, a prestigious credentialing organization for forensic dentists, has issued a position paper questioning the reliability of recording a child's bite imprint for identification purposes.
Material regarding forensics includes fire and arson investigation, use of forensic odontology in identification of victims in burn fatality cases, fire death investigation, interaction between toxicology and burn victim physiology, hidden toxic dangers in burn injuries, and advanced forensics in electrothermal burns.
Woods-Frankel is affiliated with the American Dental Society and the American Society of Forensic Odontology.
Det Insp Brian Duffy of Blackrock Garda station requested copies of the postmortem and forensic odontology report.